DEP Lending Financial Support To Bolster EV Charging Infrastructure In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it is awarding a $1 million grant to Car Charging Group Inc. to facilitate the installation of 17 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The DEP says Level II stations, which can charge a car in about four hours, and Level III charging stations, which can charge a car in about 20 minutes, will be installed at turnpike service plazas in three phases. The first phase of the work will be incorporated into ongoing service-plaza renovations between Harrisburg and New Jersey. Later phases will involve service plazas between Harrisburg and Ohio, and then along the Northeastern Extension.

The DEP says the project is expected to be completed by June 2013.

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